My name is Christian Schlueter. I have a MSc. in Distributed Systems and am working as Software Developer in Calgary, AB, Canada.
During my studies of Business Computing (German Diploma (Dipl. Wirt.-Inf. (FH)) and Distributed Systems (MSc.) I focused a lot on Software Development and Software Project Management. I went abroad for exchange semesters to Namibia and to Canada – where I am now happily stuck as Software Developer.
My job and free-time projects keep me digitally busy. In the analog world I enjoy the outdoors, climbing and exploring new cultures and countries. I speak German and English.
I enjoy defining software architecture and designing user workflows with corresponding user interfaces, mostly because I like consistency and a clear big picture.
I have some skills with MongoDB, Bash, the Zend Framework, Social Media, and Photoshop.
I'm not an Apple fanboy but enjoy working with them.
I like all things Agile and a well-defined development process. Continuous Integration and Automation FTW.
I'm a teamplayer who enjoys Pair Programming and Chalk Talks. In-Person collaboration and direct customer feedback / interaction are awesome.
Colleagues smile at me when I show up with paper prototypes for a new UI, but so far they always worked well.
New skills in 2017
This year I deepened my AWS skills, especially around deploying into the cloud. I work on projects using Angular and the Laravel Framework.
In May I also became a Certified Scrum Master (PSM1).
I'm looking for
Digital Free Time
I work on some side projects in which I am responsible for some project and product management tasks as well as the entire software development cycle.
And I enjoy learning about cool tech projects and digial art until I have an idea myself.
Offline Free Time
You can find me outdoors: Hiking, scrambling and backpacking in the beautiful Canadian Rockies (Skiing in winter).
Favorites: Lake McArthur, Tent Ridge, Kindersley/Sinclair Col (Hiking); Bow Peak, Eiffel Peak, Mount Edith (Scrambling); Berg Lake Trail (Backpacking); Murtle Lake (Backcountry Canoeing).
I also enjoy climbing and so far I'm successful with my life goal of travelling to at least one new country each year (since 2004).
Awards and Certifications
I received an award by my university for the best thesis of the year.
Since May 2017 I am a certified Professional Scrum Master (PSM1).
I also earned a few badges in Quiklabs (an AWS training tool) and completed the Avalanche Safety Course (AST1).
I'd like to hear from you!